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Itching due to fentanyl

By Anonymous April 16, 2018 - 3:50pm
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I recently have shot injections i my back and they gave me fentanyl in my iv for pain. I have since been itching so bad and my hands burn abd tingle. Is there anything besides benedryl i can take to help

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Hello Anon
Thank you for writing.
Unfortunately, with pain killers often comes intense itching. It's a very common side effect. To get rid of the itch totally may mean coming off the patch. But if Benadryl is not working, try some home-methods.

Cold compresses can really help with itchy skin, as can being very well moisturized with uncolored, unscented creams like Eucerin. Cool showers, a cool room, with cotton clothing and cotton sheets will also help.

There is a medication called Naloxone that is a narcotic antagonists, used to relieve itch.


April 16, 2018 - 4:35pm
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